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by merendo07
January 6th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen
Replies: 240
Views: 9088

Re: [POLITICS] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen

Leni wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 8:20 am
Hi, merendo. Thanks for asking! I actually think it means Gnaeus. That is the standard abbreviation for the Latin name, like C. for Gaius ad L. for Lucius, and that is the name Livy uses for the consul Julius Mento.
Okidoke, "Gnaeus" it is :)
by merendo07
January 6th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen
Replies: 240
Views: 9088

Re: [POLITICS] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen

In the beginning of chapter 50, the name Julius Mento is mentioned, preceeded by "Cn." I assume that stands for "counsel", as mentioned two words later, as well as on Wikipedia. How should I pronounce this? Should I say "See-En" or "Counsil"?
by merendo07
January 6th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen
Replies: 240
Views: 9088

Re: ~[POLITICS] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen

merendo07, Don't you just hate to look back on your typing to discover an embarrassing mistake? here = hear. <sigh> The only pronunciation I noticed was with Titus. I have been hearing it with a long I; tie-tus I have taken the liberty of re-recording the intro to section 11, with "Titus" pronounce...
by merendo07
January 6th, 2019, 2:52 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen
Replies: 240
Views: 9088

Re: [POLITICS] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen

Section #48 is PL OK :thumbs: :clap: However, there is a techinical problem with sections 45, 46, & 47. LibriVox uses a specific audio format for its files: mono sound, 44.1 Khz 16-bit audio, encoded in the MP3 format at a constant 128 kbps bit rate. Although there are a lot of technical terms ther...
by merendo07
January 5th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recording booth
Replies: 27
Views: 6763

Re: Recording booth

Piotrek81 wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 7:30 am
You'd never see me going to such lengths just for the sake of a better hobby recording. :shock: You're clearly more determined than me. May the "contraption" work well for you.

Bonus point for the maps on the wall :wink:
Thanks ;)
by merendo07
January 5th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recording booth
Replies: 27
Views: 6763

Re: Recording booth

Cori wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 5:49 am
If your phone's an Apple, every time you record you have three of your '5 a day' :D
I'm not sure I get that joke :D But my phone is an Android, so I have to keep eating real apples...
by merendo07
January 5th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen
Replies: 240
Views: 9088

Re: [POLITICS] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen

Chapter 45 (4:28): https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discoursesonlivy1_45_machiavelli_128kb.mp3 Chapter 46 (4:01): https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discoursesonlivy1_46_machiavelli_128kb.mp3 Chapter 47 (7:54): https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discoursesonlivy1_47_machiavelli_128kb.mp3 ...
by merendo07
January 4th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recording booth
Replies: 27
Views: 6763

Re: Recording booth

What do you have above the booth, on the ceiling? Ceilings often reflect quite a lot - so having a blanket or something similar over the top of the booth will make quite a difference. But the difference is already excellent from the original. I have nothing on the ceiling, so that probably causes a...
by merendo07
January 1st, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recording booth
Replies: 27
Views: 6763

Re: Recording booth

I've done three test recordings for comparison. One without the booth (terrible echo), one with the booth and the microphone sat on a hardwood desk and one with the booth freestanding (actually, with the booth proped up precariously on folding chairs) - much like I intend the final setup to be like....
by merendo07
December 31st, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recording booth
Replies: 27
Views: 6763

Re: Recording booth

Thanks for the compliment :) It is actually rather heavy. Now that it's (more or less) finished, it's already becoming apparent to me what I could have done differently to reduce weight without compromising structural stability. Oh well, live and learn. Indeed, I do plan to attach some adjustable le...
by merendo07
December 31st, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recording booth
Replies: 27
Views: 6763

Recording booth

I've built a small, portable booth for voice recording, utilising my incredible carpenting skills :mrgreen: It's basically a U-shaped (viewed from above) wooden frame which I then filled with acoustic insulation panels (glass wool panels from the hardware store). The room in which I do my recording ...
by merendo07
December 24th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen
Replies: 240
Views: 9088

Re: ~[POLITICS] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen

Chapter 38 (6:47): https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discoursesonlivy1_38_machiavelli_128kb.mp3 Chapter 39 (4:20): https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discoursesonlivy1_39_machiavelli_128kb.mp3 Chapter 40 (12:55): https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discoursesonlivy1_40_machiavelli_128kb.mp3...
by merendo07
December 17th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen
Replies: 240
Views: 9088

Re: ~[POLITICS] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen

Leni, how do you feel I should I read the quotes in chapter 40 (rather early on)? Should I say "quote" and "unquote", or just ignore the quotation marks?
by merendo07
December 11th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen
Replies: 240
Views: 9088

Re: ~[POLITICS] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen

Merendo07, Chapters 31 and 33 are both PL OK. Chapter 32 reading is good but a couple of the settings need to be corrected. Volume is too low at 84.3dB. Please amplify to 86-92db with an aim of 89db. Sample rate needs to be 44.1kHz Reuploaded chapter 32: https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discou...
by merendo07
December 9th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen
Replies: 240
Views: 9088

Re: ~[POLITICS] Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1, Machiavelli-icequeen

I had some spare time over the weekend :) https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discoursesonlivy1_31_machiavelli_128kb.mp3 (4:11) https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discoursesonlivy1_32_machiavelli_128kb.mp3 (2:52) https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discoursesonlivy1_33_machiavelli_128kb.mp3 (...